The Starbound Trilogy is The Illuminae Files’ more subtle, a bit more refined big sister. I could definitely see a pattern here. This Shattered World takes place in the same world as that of These Broken Stars, virtually the same setting and nearly the same plot (although I still very much prefer that of the first book) except this time, the characters are different. This is basically the same with Gemina and Illuminae.
I admit, I’m a little disappointed which was exactly how I felt when I learned that Gemina wasn’t mainly about Kady and Ezra. Lilac and Tarver, I shipped from the very start of the story but Jubilee and Flynn, I feel kind of meh for their ship. I mean, I could move on even with them not ending up together.
With the mentioned similar patterns, obviously I kind of found the second book a bit predictable and thereby losing the feeling of suspense and sense of adventure while reading and thus the three stars. Still, the writing is undeniably simply beautiful and the characters are not hard to like. I’m not sure though if I would still read the third book since its predictability rate is probably going to be a hundred percent.